Island News

Port Blair, 19 Feb 2017/--/While the UT Administration has initiated a series of projects as part of implementation of the flagship scheme launched by the premier, Mr Narendra Modi in 2014, shortage of public toilets is...
CAMPBELL BAY, 19 Feb 2017/--/The tsunami victims sheltered in the permanent shelters at Chingam Basti here are living under constant fear of disaster striking them in the form of giant trees falling on their houses...
Port Blair, 19 Feb 2017/--/The Vice President of Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP), Mr Sanjay Singh has hailed the efforts of the Lt Governor of these islands towards curbing alcohol and tobacco menace. In a letter, Mr Singh...

West Bengal & Other States

Kolkata, 19 Feb 2017/--/Former Chief Justice of India Altamas Kabir passed away at a city hospital here this afternoon. 68-year-old Kabir, who was suffering from a kidney ailment and related complications, died at 2.52 PM, a senior hospital official said. He is survived by his wife, a daughter and...
Kolkata, 19 Feb 2017/--/Noted Bengali singer Banasree Sengupta today passed away at a city hospital after prolonged illness. Sengupta (71) was undergoing treatment at the state-run SSKM Hospital and died there at 11.30 AM today, her brother Surya Sengupta said."She was admitted at the hospital...

Sports News

Melbourne, 29 Jan 2017/--/Roger Federer, considered the greatest player ever to a grace a tennis court, today won the Australian Open with a five-set win over arch-rival Rafael Nadal in a memorable finale to annexe his...
Melbourne, 29 Jan 2017/--/Sania Mirza will have to wait for her seventh Grand Slam trophy as the Indian and her Croatian partner Ivan Dodig lost the Australian Open mixed doubles final 2-6 4-6 to underdogs Abigail...

Hills (Darjelling) News

DARJEELING, 16 Feb 2017/--/Gorkhaland Territorial Administration sabhasad Roshan Giri, who is in charge of the education department, today expressed satisfaction over his meeting with state education minister Partha...
DARJEELING, 14 Feb 2017/--/Even as Kalimpong was formally announced as the 21st district of West Bengal today by chief minister Mamata Banerjee, Gorkha Janmukti Morcha chief Bimal Gurung chose to indulge in rhetoric,...
Gangtok, 14 Feb 2017/--/Minister for Energy & Power and Labour, Dorjee Dazom Bhutia launched the Government of India’s Unnat Jeevan by Affordable LEDs and Appliances for All (UJALA) scheme in the state today.  In...

National News

Fatehpur (UP), 19 Feb 2017/--/Prime Minister Narendra Modi today lambasted the SP government for its "failure "to maintain law and order in Uttar Pradesh, saying 'goonda raj' was prevailing there and even the Supreme...
NEW DELHI, 19 Feb 2017/--/The Supreme Court has pulled up the Centre for "making money" at the cost of citizens' health by allowing dumping in India of hazardous waste from foreign countries. A bench headed by Chief...

Business News

Hyderabad, 19 Feb 2017/--/Prime Minister Narendra Modi's skill development vision has led to a discussion in the country that imparting skills is more important than education, Union Minister for Skill Development Rajiv...
Aizawl, 19 Feb 2017/--/Mizoram Finance minister Lalsawta today said he was making preparations to present the state budget for 2017-18 during the budget session of the state legislature commencing from March 14....

Market Watch

Mumbai, 16 Feb 2017/--/Snapping a two-session losing run, the Sensex surged 146 points Thursday to close at 28,301, powered by IT stocks, after bellwether TCS said it will consider a share buyback proposal next week. Value-buying in pharma and other counters and upbeat macroeconomic data also...

Political Delicacies

19 Feb 2017/--/Akhilesh Yadav is prime ministerial material. Mentor to UP CM Ramgopal Yadav has made a statement to this effect recently. It has come as a shock to the Congress leadership.  At the tim...
29 Jan 2017/--/Priyanka Gandhi, who has emerged as a major player in the Congress Party, is tipped to be a general secretary of the A-ICC after the Uttar Pradesh elections are over. Though Priyanka ha...

North Bengal News

MALDA, 19 Feb 2017/--/The two-day long agitation by the post-graduate students of Bengali departments of the University of Gour Banga (UGB) was withdrawn today after the district Trinamool leaders intervened into the...
SILIGURI, 16 Feb 2017/--/More than 80 members of the All Bengal Buddhist Development Committee gathered at Bagdogra airport today to thank chief minister Mamata Banerjee for declaring Buddha Jayanti a public holiday....
SILIGURI, 16 Feb 2017/--/A student of Std VIII died and several others seriously injured in a bus accident on Thursday morning near Hansqua Tea Garden in the outskirts of Bagdogra. Megha Nagesia of Niskalanka Mata...

Echo World

Washington, 19 Feb 2017/--/President Donald Trump has said he wants to speak to Americans "without the filter of fake news" and vowed to expose the "dishonest media" as he returned to campaign mode less than a month...
Washington, 19 Feb 2017/--/Ruing that Donald Trump did not get the honeymoon period most new presidents usually do, a top Indian-American White House communications official has criticised the media for attacking the...

Reflex Action

19 Feb 2017/--/It was Sunday and I thought it would be a nice idea to spend the holiday exploring the natural environment at Mount Harriet. The thought was driven by the fact that, I could not say no to an offer to trek to Kala Pathar with Ollie, the man who loves rocks. We decided to start early in...

Editorial

19 Feb 2017/--/Chief of Army Staff Gen Bipin Rawat has issued a strong warning to those in Kashmir Valley who are attacking security forces during anti-militancy operations. He has said that in future the army will take ‘tough action’ against them. But in doing so the General, perhaps inadvertently, made an admission that the local population is preventing the army from conducting operations and “...